Michelle Obama did not even have to call out his name
FLOTUS Michelle Obama gave the Commencement Speech at City College of New York. In her speech, she excoriated Donald Trump without even using his name. The following excerpt from her speech was the most profound, inspirational, and damning.
“Some folks out there today seem to have a very different perspective,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “They seem to view our diversity as a threat to be contained rather than as a resource to be tapped. They tell us to be afraid of those who are different — to be suspicious of those with whom we disagree. They act as if name calling is an acceptable substitute for thoughtful debate. As if anger and intolerance should be our default state rather than the optimism and openness that have always been the engine of our progress. But graduates I can tell you as First Lady, I have had the privilege of traveling around the world and visiting dozens of different countries, and I have seen what happens when ideas like these take hold. I have seen how leaders who rule by intimidation, leaders who demonize and dehumanize entire groups of people often do so because they have nothing else to offer. And I have seen how places that stifle the voices and dismiss the potential of their citizens are diminished. How they are less vital, less hopeful, less free. Graduates, that is not who we are. That is not what this country stands for.”
Michelle Obama could not have been clearer. Our FLOTUS will be an asset for either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, whoever becomes the nominee of the Democratic Party. Her strong and assertive voice will garner the hearts and minds of many as she exudes knowledge, competence, and sincerity. I can imagine her thoughts, ‘Bring it on Donald Trump.’